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Linux Journal: Cooking with Linux: When Democracy Becomes Crazy!

Jun 02, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

[ Thanks to Marcel Gagné for this link. ]

"Welcome, everyone to Chez Marcel, home of tasty Linux fare, the world's finest wine cellar and, now, the home of electronic democracy in action—Linux-style, of course. While my faithful waiter is in the cellar getting your wine, let me tell you about tonight's menu. Electronic democracy is arguably still in its infancy, but it is making inroads nevertheless. With your Linux system and an Apache Web server, you can launch your own experiment with on-line polling and voting.

"Ah, François, you have returned. Please, pour for our guests while I describe our first experiment in electronic democracy and a question that is near and dear to your heart. Democracy. Mes amis, you have seen Web sites with on-line polls of various sorts, asking questions ranging from serious to silly. With little effort, you can add a poll to your own Web site. The first item on the menu is Michael and Erin Spiceland's My Voting Script..."

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